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There are 5 ways to get from Sofia to Shumen by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus ETAP Group  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia - Central Bus Station to Shumen

$16 - $23

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Train  •  5 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Sofia to Shumen 2601 / ...

$11 - $13

3 alternative options

Bus Biomet  •  6 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Veliko Tarnovo
  2. Take the bus from Veliko Tarnovo to Shumen

$16 - $20

Drive  •  4 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Sofia to Shumen 276 miles

$40 - $65

Fly, bus  •  4 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Varna (VAR) SOF - VAR
  2. Take the bus from Varna to Shumen

$26 - $121

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The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Shumen is to train which costs $11 - $13 and takes 5 h 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sofia to Shumen is to drive which costs $40 - $65 and takes 4 h 23 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sofia - Central Bus Station station and arriving at Shumen. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Sofia and arriving at Shumen. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 51 min.

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The distance between Sofia and Shumen is 300 km. The road distance is 441.6 km.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Shumen without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 30 min and costs $16 - $23.

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The bus from Sofia - Central Bus Station to Shumen takes 5 h 30 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Sofia to Shumen bus services, operated by ETAP Group, arrive at Sofia - Central Bus Station.

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Sofia to Shumen train services, operated by Bulgarian Railways (BDZh), depart from Sofia station.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Shumen is to bus which takes 5 h 30 min and costs $16 - $23. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $11 - $13 and takes 5 h 51 min.

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Map of how to get from Sofia to Shumen.
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  • Distance: 187.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 30 min

What companies run services between Sofia, Bulgaria and Shumen, Bulgaria?

ETAP Group operates a bus from Sofia to Shumen every 2 hours. Tickets cost $16 - $22 and the journey takes 5 h 30 min. Union Ivkoni also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, Bulgarian Railways (BDZh) operates a train from Sofia to Shumen 4 times a day. Tickets cost $11 - $13 and the journey takes 5 h 51 min.

Airlines
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Sofia to Varna
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Bus operators
ETAP Group
Website
etapgroup.com
Bus from Sofia - Central Bus Station to Shumen
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Schedules at
etapgroup.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Shumen
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Varna to Shumen
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Biomet
Phone
:+3599884551
Email
office@biomet.bg
Website
biomet.bg
Bus from Sofia to Veliko Tarnovo
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
biomet.bg
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Veliko Tarnovo to Shumen
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
avtogari.info

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The quickest flight from Sofia Airport to Varna Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Sofia to Shumen bus services, operated by ETAP Group, arrive at Shumen station.

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Sofia to Shumen train services, operated by Bulgarian Railways (BDZh), arrive at Shumen station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sofia to Shumen is 442 km. It takes approximately 4 h 23 min to drive from Sofia to Shumen.

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Bulgaria Air offers flights from Sofia Airport to Varna Airport.

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There are 55+ hotels available in Shumen. Prices start at $23 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Sofia Airport is to line 84 shuttle which takes 34 min and costs $1.

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